Blade Runner Movie Execs Called It "Deadly Dull" Today, Ridley Scott's Blade Runner is considered a sci-fi classic, but back in 1982 the executives who funded it, Tandem Productions' Jerry Perenchio, Bud Yorkin, and Robin French considered it "deadly dull" and "gets worse every screening."Via Slashfilm and reddit Comments (11) Newest 5 Newest 5 Comments Ugh, that James Joyce! Who can read his stuff? I'm glad to find a lit teacher who saw it my way, too! :) Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.) I agree with that. Life it too short to waste on fiction that you don't like.I made it halfway through The Two Towers before getting too bored with LOTR to continue.Reading the classics is helpful because it provides a common narrative language for a society. But that's about it. Read what you like. Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.) Is it mandatory to like it? Because it is classic? Classic?Big deal.De gustibus non est disputandum.Yep... Terry said it all.Did everybody here read Ulysses by James Joyce?It's a classic and inaugurated a new era.I did read it 4 times and have to read more times. This is me.I hate saying to anybody: "You have to read. You have to read the classics. At least the classics!" and all the variants of this dictatorship.People have to read for pleasure.I'm a literature teacher, btw. Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.) De gustibus non est disputandum.I didn't care for the movie either. Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.) Umm... they were right? It's a classic because the aesthetic caused a generation of sci-fi nerds to overlook the catatonic plot and pacing? Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.) Commenting is closed. Click here to view up to the first 100 of this post's 11 comments We hope you like this article! Please help us grow by sharing: Tweet Get Updates In Your Inbox Free weekly emails, plus get access to subscriber-only prizes. We won't share your email. You can cancel at any time.